Waxwings

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwings (Photo: Creative Commons)

Look for “Sleek” is the word most often used to describe the silky fawn plumage of the cedar waxwing. A velvety-black bandit mask hides the eyes, and a bright yellow band tips the gray tail. Older birds have red tips on the secondary wing feather shafts, which look like shiny drops of sealing wax. Cedar… See details »

Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing (Photo: Creative Commons)

Look For Bohemian waxwings are about the size of European starlings—noticeably larger than cedar waxwings. Like their smaller cousins, they are grayish brown, wear a black mask, have wings with waxy red tips, and have waxy yellow-tipped tails. The wings of bohemian waxwings are even more colorful, though, with bold white wing bars and white… See details »

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